Five local programs that help the disadvantaged have received contract renewals for 2007 from the El Paso County Board of Commissioners. Funding for the Department of Human Services programs was provided through federal, state and country resources.
The Women’s Resource Agency Inc. was awarded $30,000 for its Transitions Self-Sufficiency Program. The program helps low-income and TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) participants with personal and professional development services so they can reach and maintain self-sufficiency. Continue Reading County renews contracts for human services work
United Health Foundation and the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention have ranked Colorado 16th among states with the healthiest population.
The state ranked 17th last year. Continue Reading Colorado inches higher in national health ratings
Coloradoans say that improving the health, education and well-being of children are the most important issues facing the federal and state government, according to a poll of registered voters commissioned by the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Colorado Medical Society. Continue Reading Children’s health care top priority among votersContinue reading …
Employers of all sizes continue to see rising costs for group medical coverage account renewals, although the increases for the largest accounts are lower than for small and medium accounts, according to the 2006 Employee Benefits Market Survey conducted by the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Continue Reading Group health insurance plan rates continue risingContinue reading …
At its fall meeting, the AQA Alliance adopted 31 quality measures for practitioners in 25 surgical and medical specialties, bringing to 80 the number of AQA-adopted measures being widely incorporated in provider contracts and implemented in medical practice.
The measures build on those previously adopted for primary care, cardiology and cardiac surgery. Continue Reading AQA announces more quality control practices
The Department of Health and Human Services is asking private- and public-sector health care organizations how information technology can advance the use of genomic testing information to improve and personalize health care.
Responses are due by Jan 2. Continue Reading HHS wants input on IT’s effect on genomic testing
The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation has broken ground on its Centennial Health facility at 3480 Centennial Blvd.
The 11,706 square-foot, single-story medical office building is being constructed by H.W. Houston Construction Co. of Pueblo. Architectural firm James W. Nakai & Associates, in association with Rob Seever of Keystone Associates, designed the new facility. Continue Reading Osteopathic Foundation begins new construction
The current health status of Pikes Peak region residents is the focus of a report issued by the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
“Life, Death and Disease in El Paso County, Colorado: 2006 Report to the Community” provides the first county-specific data and analysis of health in 14 categories. Continue Reading El Paso County life, death, disease report available
The El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the El Paso County Flu Coalition, is encouraging residents of the Pikes Peak region to get flu shots to safeguard against the seasonal illness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be distributed nationwide in preparation for the 2006-07 flu season. Flu shots can be obtained at designated clinics, doctors’ offices, grocery stores and some pharmacies. A comprehensive list of local flu vaccination clinics, locations and dates can be found on the Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition Web site, www.immunizecolorado.com. Continue Reading This flu season, vaccine appears to be plentiful
In an effort to educate Colorado Springs about the risk of heart disease in women, the American Heart Association is hosting its fourth annual Go Red for Women Education Day, presented by Memorial Health System.
The event and luncheon will be held Nov. 3. The goal is to provide women with the knowledge they need combat cancer, as well as to provide them with resources about protecting their health. Continue Reading Go Red luncheon focuses on women, heart disease